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Food takeout, delivery still strong, but comes with cost

Pam George Culture, Headlines

During the pandemic’s peak, restaurant takeout soared. Partly, that’s because it was the only option in spring 2020. However, more than a few consumers still haven’t dined inside, and others have grown accustomed to the convenience of taking dinner home or having it delivered. As a result, takeout is still trending. However, the demand can stress the kitchen, which is …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 29, 2023

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Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Carney budget cuts income tax, focuses on education, workers Caesar Rodney climate class: Straight outta Antarctica State to embrace new math ‘framework’ to raise scores One store’s still standing at Tri-State Mall Culture ‘Secret Delaware’ uncovers First State’s fun facts, figures St. Georges Bridge …

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Celebrity chef Robbie Jester reveals brunch board secrets

Pam George Culture, Headlines

On a Sunday afternoon in January, about 30 men and women packed a room at Bellefonte Brewing Co. in north Wilmington. Although they were sipping pints of beer, they were there for more than the craft brews. It was another sold-out class on board making taught by Robbie Jester, owner of Pizzeria Mariana and In Jest Events. The attendees were brushing elbows with a TV …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 15, 2023

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Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Longhurst starts House Day 2 by apologizing to Minor-Brown Right-to-repair bill would make original parts available Culture 8 ways to mark MLK Day in the First State Business Warehouse announced on 28 acres in First State Crossing Read Aloud Delaware unveils new logo, strategic …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 8, 2023

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Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines House committees feature more women, minorities as leaders Teachers taking alternate route to classroom may leave faster Top stories you may have missed in 2022 Culture Former Uber driver: Giving rider kidney ‘easiest decision’ Mt. Pleasant’s Matt Auerbach named Eagles fan of 2022 Maggie …

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Robbie Jester is next Del. chef to compete on Netflix

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Delaware’s food fans have a new reason to subscribe to Netflix. Local chef Robbie Jester is one of 11 contestants on “Pressure Cooker,” a reality competition starting on Friday, Jan. 6. To celebrate his TV appearance, Jester and friends are throwing a premier party at Bellefonte Brewing Co.’s North Wilmington location starting at 6 p.m. The public is invited, but Jester isn’t allowed to comment until …

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Delaware chef to battle it out on Netflix’s snack show

Pam George Culture, Headlines

On a November afternoon, Hari Cameron was making dough with a new type of flour. “I’m always working on stuff,” the Rehoboth Beach resident explained, putting the mix aside to take a phone call. That’s because the James Beard-nominated chef is a consultant for a kitchen equipment company, and he’s worked with Think Rice, which supports American rice growers. But …

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Delaware chef Reuben Dhanawade wows on Food Network

Pam George Culture, Headlines

  Reuben Dhanawade had a lot riding on dessert — namely a job offer from chefs Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant and Chris Santos, the discerning — and often acerbic — judges on the Food Network’s “Desperately Seeking Sous Chef.” The five-part show is a special edition of “Chopped,” which asks chefs to make dishes from a mystery basket of ingredients. A chef …

Rebranded Newark pizza restaurant offers dish that beat Bobby Flay

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Pizzeria Mariana offers a variety of pasta dishes in addition to pizza.   If you want to taste the dish that took down celebrity chef Bobby Flay, now is your chance. Former “Beat Bobby Flay” champion and local chef Robbie Jester has put his shrimp scampi on the menu of Pizzeria Mariana in Newark. Don’t recognize the East Cleveland Avenue restaurant’s name? …

Home Appetit joins Full Circle Food to deliver meals in New Castle County

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Home Appétit’s Veggie Trio offering highlights the fresh aspect of home-delivered meals. Photo by Home Appétit   There is no shortage of meal-delivery programs in the Wilmington area. HelloFresh, Green Chef and Blue Apron offer meal kits with ingredients and recipes, while the Farmers Fridge delivers ready-to-eat meals.  But there is one thing these large-scale programs lack — local flavor. …